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Crochet Bear Ears for Beanie Photo Tutorial

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Crochet bear ears create the cutest little hats for little cuties. If you’re looking for a baby shower gift these chunky bear beanies are perfect. The bear ears crochet up quickly in super bulky yarn.

This post includes a photo tutorial for how to crochet these sweet teddy bear ears. Once you’ve worked up a pair of these crochet bear ears, head over to the free Chunky Bear Beanie pattern (if you haven’t already).

You can add these crochet ears to any hat. But the Chunky Bear Beanie pattern comes in all the sizes. So you can even make a matching family bear set. Maybe a siblings set?

When you have crocheted both your bear ears and beanie, it’s assembly time. After the bear ears tutorial here I’ve included how and where to sew those teddy bear ears on to your crochet hat.

Need the crochet hat first? Get the free Chunky Bear Beanie pattern here.

More Crochet Beanie Patterns

Pebbled Beanie-worsted weight textured beanie in all sizes.

Matteo Beanie-worsted weight top down beanie in all sizes. This pattern matches the Matteo Fingerless Gloves and Matteo Scarf.

Flurry Pop Beanie-super bulky yarn, also pictured in Hometown USA. This one skein pattern is in all sizes, and features bobbles.

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How to Crochet Bear Ears Video



1. Ears are worked in the round and sewn onto the hat.


Mc-magic circle


dc-double crochet

hdc-half double crochet

sc-single crochet

ss-slip stitch 


2” x 2” = 4 hdc x 3 rows

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Photo Tutorial

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Crochet Bear Ears

  1. Begin with a magic circle.

    You can also ch 3 and slip stitch to the first chain to form a circle. But the magic circle is amazing.magic circle for crochet bear ears

  2. Double crochet into magic circle.

    picture of how to double crochet into magic circle

  3. Continue double crocheting into circle until you have 6 dc.

    picture of 6 dc in magic circle

  4. Pull tail to close, creating a semi circle.

    picture of cream colored crochet bear ear

  5. Turn your work, ch 1 & sc into the same st. Continue to sc into each dc.

    picture of crochet bear ear turned

  6. Cut your yarn and leave a tail long enough to sew ear on-9” is plenty.

    Repeat Steps 1-6 for the second ear.picture of two crochet bear ears and chunky beanie

Sew Ears on Hat

Lay hat flat in front of you.

bear hat with ears placed flat

1. Place ears along the top, on either side of the fold. For baby sizes place across rounds 3 & 4, for child-adult sizes place them across rounds 5 & 6.

2. Pin ears in place. In the following photos I have them loose to show you where to insert the needle.

picture of crochet bear ear sewing on

3. Thread yarn tail into needle. Here I’m going to use both ends to secure the ear to the hat (and weave them away).

4. Slide needle under stitches of hat where ear is pinned. I usually go under two strands, so it’s not too stretchy.

picture of seaming crochet bear ear to hat

5. Sew back up through bottom of ear and back down into stitches of the hat.

6. Rep steps 4 & 5 until entire bottom edge of ear is secure to hat.

7. Weave away ends.

Repeat for other ear on opposite side.

I’d love to see your #chunkybearbeanie tag me @christacodesign on Instagram if you post a pic! Or share it to my Facebook Group, I love to see your work!

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